League City United Methodist Church

Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice! Let your gentle spirit be known to all men. The Lord is near. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.  (Philippians 4:4-7)


From time to time, we all experience anxiety in life.  The past few months have been an anxious time for lots of people on any number of fronts.  In the broad view, we see things that have heightened tensions across the board - racial issues, Supreme Court rulings, economic challenges, ISIS rising in the Middle East and abroad, and the list can go on and on.  Closer to home, in fact in our homes, we all experience more personal points of anxiety in times of loss, concerns about children or parents, job and financial worries, and the like.  Anxiety is real in life, and it presses down, forcing the joy of living out of the souls of so many.


If that describes you, remember these words of Paul: "The Lord is near.  Be anxious for nothing."  I know it's easier said than done, but I know that in my own life, my most anxious moments usually come during those times I forget this truth.  When I worry, it's usually a sign that I need to stop, take a breath, and take time to pray and remember who is God and who is not.  No, the troubles of life don't go away, but to remember we are not alone in the challenges of the moment makes them easier to face.



There are a few developments to let you know about regarding our property on League City Parkway.


1.       If you've driven by there, you'll have seen any number of vehicles, tractors, huge green pipes, and lots of dirt piled up.  Some folks have asked if we've started construction, and the answer is no.  The city is laying a sewer line across the property to serve the future growth of our community, and will benefit us by ensuring we have easy access to water and sewer service one we do start to build there. 


2.       The oil drilling lease we signed a few years ago expires on June 30 (today).  Because the need to store any product from a well offsite proved too costly for the exploration company to overcome, we will not be drilling for oil on our property.    The good news in this is that after receiving $25,000 for our building fund after signing the agreement, that section of property is once more open for our future development.


3.       The city is in the process of taking strips of land along Calder Road, Turner Road, and Butler Road for street expansion.  Regretfully, their cash offer for those portions of land are far below what we consider a fair market price, and we will be taking this to a special commissioners' hearing at some time in the future.




Don't forget that we will be having our 120th celebration and homecoming on September 20!  The planning committee has been hard at work on making plans and sending out invitations to former pastors, and I hope you will be able to make it.  Here's some of what is scheduled:


1.       We will have a social the evening before (September 19th) that involve cakes, ice cream, and more fun, so make sure that evening is free!

2.       We will only have two services on the 20th (8:30 and 11:00) with Rev. Joe Fort preaching at each.


3.       We will have a luncheon in the FLC after the two services.


Blessings to you all, and I hope you are having a great summer!


Because of Jesus,


Electronic giving doesn't take vacations

This summer, if you can't make it to church due to travel or other commitments, we encourage you to automate your regular donations. 


The church relies on the consistent financial support of the congregation and electronic giving offers an easy way to give on a recurring basis. Please visit the church website and locate the giving page. We thank you for your continued support!

Kid's Day Camp - August 17-21 -  7:30-4:30 pm


Children entering K-5th grade in August are invited.

Cost $125.00 for entire week or $35.00 day.

Open Gym* Crafts* Movie* Games.

Kids will bring a packed lunch.

Snacks will be provided throughout the day.


Contact:  Andrea Pritchard



All students entering 4th/5th grade in fall 2015
Games, snacks, fun and friends!


July 15,  6:00-7:00pmJuly 1,  6:00-7:00pm


July 29, 7:00-830pm

(Combined with Jr. High age students)


Contact: Andrea Pritchard 

Sunday School Teachers are needed for Toddlers through Senior High! 

If you are interested in being serving Sunday School teacher for the 2015-16 school year (September-August) please contact Andrea Pritchard.



Youth Calendar for July


July 1 - 6:00pm Route 45 Power Hour

             7:00pm CURRENT

July 6 - 6:30am Lakeview campers leave




July 12 SNL 6:30pm


July 15 6:00pm route 45 power hour

             7:00pm Current


July 22 - 7:00pm Route 45 & Jr. Hi Combo Night

                7:00pm Sr Hi pool party at Schmidt's home

July 26 - 7:00pm Jr. Hi Night


July 29 - 7:00pm Route 45 and Jr. Hi Combo Night



From Rev. Robert Phillips and the Pairs & Spares Sunday School Class

On June 29, the Pairs & Spares Sunday School Class enjoyed a dinner together, followed by a work party to assemble Flood Cleaning Buckets to be sent to the United Methodist Committee on Relief Sager Brown Depot in Baldwin, LA.  


Home Depot donated 15 buckets and class members purchased the materials for the buckets.  Cleaning supplies included laundry detergent, household cleaner, sponges, Handi-wipes, scrub brushes, trash bags, clothes lines, rubber gloves, and other items that are valuable commodities to those who are cleaning their homes following a flood.  


Following Hurricane Ike, LCUMC served as a distribution point for thousands of cleaning buckets that were sent to hard-hit areas in Galveston County.  




Information on cleaning buckets may be found at the following website: https://www.umcor.org/UMCOR/Relief-Supplies/Relief-Supply-Kits/Cleaning.


Mission Opportunities

Food Truck Ministry Schedule for 2015

July 17 &  31 (no July 3), August 14 & 28; September 11 & 25; October 9 & 23; November 6 & 20; December 4 & 18 

To volunteer contact:  Terry Worthy  

LCUMC Mentoring Partnership


We will team up with Ross Elementary to provide one on one mentoring to kids in need for the 2015-2016 school year.


Being a mentor will mean spending one hour a week during school hours with the same child doing various activities, reading, playing games, helping with homework, etc. 


Training will be provided prior to mentoring relationship.


If you are interested please email Jennie Urban